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How to put on an exhibition for beginners! – Researcher@Library Week 2017

Always wanted to curate your own exhibition but were unsure where to start? Join this interactive workshop, a part of the Researcher@Library Week 2017, and learn what you need to know in order to imagine, plan, coordinate and mount a physical display. Essentially a ‘how to’ course, you will leave with virtual toolkit of the ‘nuts and bolts’ needed to get you started in developing and presenting small exhibitions.

Equally suitable for novice researchers, academics and professional staff.

Due to space restrictions, the event is limited to 20 registrations.

 

Date: Tuesday, 22 August

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Venue: Object Based Learning labs, 2nd floor, Arts West Building.

Presenter: Fiona Moore (Coordinator, Object Based Learning and Collections Management, Arts West).

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Big Data in the Archives – Researcher@Library Week 2017

When new technologies combine with the expertise of researchers, the potential of the information contained in traditional archival material can be unlocked, with ever more interesting results.

One well-known example was the partnership between the UK and US National Archives and research centres to collect weather data using shipping records dating before official records were initiated to document long-term climate patterns (https://classic.oldweather.org/).

The University of Melbourne Archives holds over 20 shelf kilometres of historical records on a huge range of endeavours. Our collections cover politics, social history, engineering, science, finance and economics, trade, slavery, polar exploration, farming, manufacturing and so much more.

As part of the Researcher@Library Week 2017, in this talk, archivist Katie Wood will outline the sorts of resources held at UMA, present some previous “big data” projects and discuss the factors that need to be considered for such projects.

 

Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Venue: Dulcie Hollyock Room, Ground Floor, Baillieu Library.

Presenter: Katie Wood.

Katie Wood has been the reference and outreach archivist at the University of Melbourne Archives for nearly 10 years. In that time, she has helped thousands of researchers explore UMA’s vast and often unorganised collections. 
She is currently exploring those collections for her own phd thesis, which looks at the experience of Australian women workers in the metal trades.

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Making an online portfolio with Omeka (Parkville session) – Researcher@Library Week 2017

OMEKA (https://omeka.org/) is an image repository created for galleries, museums, and cultural collections, and is also a valuable tool for researchers. As part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, in this workshop you’ll learn the basics of Omeka, including formatting data, creating metadata, building a collection and creating an online exhibition.

This session is designed for Melbourne University staff and graduate researchers. Please register with your university email address.

BYO laptop (optional).

 

Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: eLearning Studio #1, Level 1, Baillieu Library.

Presenter: Tyne Daile Sumner.

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Managing Data @Melbourne: workshop for researchers – Researcher@Library Week 2017

Researchers from all disciplines accumulate data as part of their research practice. This data can take a variety of forms: interviews, images, surveys, biological samples, patient record data, computational data, algorithms, observations, notes, and much more.

Good research data management planning keeps your data secure, allows you to find and access it easily, and can verify research outcomes. It also supports your future research by enabling you and others to share and reuse your data. In this session, you will learn how you can effectively manage your research data and explore some of the services available at the University for that can help.

As part of the Researcher@Library Week 2017, the session provides an opportunity to discuss your project with data management experts. To get the most out of this workshop we recommend that participants complete the Managing Data @Melbourne program: http://www.library.unimelb.edu.au/data

 

Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Venue: Dulcie Hollyock Room, Ground Floor, Baillieu Library.

Presenters: Lindy Cochrane, Gerry Fahey, Peter Neish, Lyle Winton, Sarah Charing, Monica Raszewski and Kristijan Causovski.

 

Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Digital perspectives: The art and science of visualisation and visual practices – Researcher@Library Week 2017

As part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, University Library will host two events exploring cutting-edge digital visualisation and digital arts practice to communicate research to new and expanded audiences. The keynote and showcase draw upon data-driven visualisation projects, emerging technologies, and interdisciplinary arts practice. Be inspired by our keynote speakers and our diverse showcase exhibitors.

 

Date: Monday, 21 August 2017

Time: 2.30pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Digital Studio, Level 2-3, West Wing, Arts West Building (BN 148), University of Melbourne.

 

The Keynote

  • Dr. Drew Berry, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
  • Steve Bennett, open data specialist.
  • Philip Kent, University Librarian and Executive Director of Collections, University of Melbourne.

The Showcase

Join us for refreshments to view a range of diverse projects showcasing digital visualisation and representation. Levels 2 & 3 Digital Studio, Arts West.  Bookings essential.

Exhibitors

Dr Drew Berry. Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

A 3D tour of the City of Melbourne. Steve Bennett. Co-founder Open Knowledge Melbourne.

Neural Networks and City Typologies. Prof. Mark Stevenson, Dr. Gideon Ashwanden, Dr. Kerry Nice,  Dr. Claudia Pelizaro, Dr. Jason Thompson,and Dr. Jasper Wijnands. (ABP / THUD (Transportation Health and Urban Design).

Sounding Finnegan’s Wake. Dr. Roger Alsop (Lecturer in Sound, VCA-MCM Production).

Visualising Pacific Language Diversity. Dr. Nick Thieberger. (ARC Future Fellow in Language Documentation and a Chief Investigator in the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language). Faculty of Arts.

Digital Daisy Bates. Dr. Nick Thieberger (ARC Future Fellow in Language Documentation and a Chief Investigator in the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language). Faculty of Arts.

Global Credit Risk Network. Dr. Viet Nguyen (Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute), and Mr Jingong Huang (PhD student, Economics Department). Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE).

Mapping the Power of Museums. Dr. Natalia Grincheva. Research Fellow, Transformative Technologies Research Unit. Faculty of Arts, Digital Studio.

Data visualisation in a law context: Fiona Macdowall (MLS Academic Research Service) Melbourne Law School.

Digital Visual Practice-based Research: Submitting and Publishing a Fully Online Thesis in a URL as a Digitally Curated Research Portfolio. Dr. Kathryn Coleman. Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

ConneX: Contextual Network Explorer. Ailie Smith and  A/Prof. Gavan McCarthy. eScholarship Research Centre (ESRC).

Shakespeare. Virtual Reality. Meredith Hinze. eLearning and eTeaching, Faculty of Arts.

Epilepsy and the Brain’s Internal Clock. Philippa Karoly (PhD student/Electrical Engineering, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Seer Medical) and Dr. Isabell Kiral-Kornek: Postdoctoral Researcher / IBM Research Australia.

Using Images as Data and Data as Images for 2D and 3D Visualisation. Ben Kreunen. University Digitisation Centre. Research & Collections.

Pitch My Thesis: ePoster Competition entries. (Prize winners announced at the Pitch My Thesis: ePoster Competition Awards on 23 August 2017).

MapTable. Xavier Goldie, Outreach Manager. AURIN.

 

Click here for more information about the Keynote and the Showcase; and here for the full program.


Curating your research: Research Data Management for Artists (Southbank) – Researcher@Library Week 2017

Artists accumulate research data when they make work and when they write about it. This data can take the form of material experimentation, documentation, interviews, surveys and more. Good research data management practices enables sharing and reuse of your data, keeps your data safe, supports your future research and can verify research outcomes.

As part of the Researcher@Library Week 2017, in this session, you will learn how you can manage your research data, and some tools to make life a bit easier.

 

Date: Monday, 21 August 2017

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Venue: The HUB IT Teaching Lab, Ground Floor, The HUB, Southbank (under Lenton Parr Library)

Presenters: Georgina Binns, Ruth McConchie and Peter Neish.

 

Click here for more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Everything you want to know about the Reading Room but haven’t had the chance to ask! – Researcher@Library Week 2017

As part of the Researcher@Library Week 2017, join this informative tour of the Reading Room and learn how to become an active user of the University’s unique Special Collections (rare books & music, master prints and archives). Be shown helpful shortcuts for searching and requesting collection items, and explore the potential of the new Aeon request system for submitting, tracking and archiving your requests.  Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to ask questions and obtain a rare behind the scenes glimpse of our 3rd floor book stack.

Date: Monday, 21 August 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Venue: Reading Room, 3rd floor, Baillieu Library

Presenter: Kiah McCarthy (Client Services Officer)

 

Click here for more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Scholarly publishing under attack: Predatory publishers and author mills – Researcher@Library Week 2017

In academia there is increasing pressure to publish. Predatory publishers and author mills target unsuspecting researchers.

As part of the Researcher@Library Week 2017 program, this session aims to help you to spot predatory publishers and author mills, and provides practical advice on how to avoid them. We will discuss steps to identify reputable scholarly publishing options to enhance your academic reputation.

 

Date: Monday, 21 August 2017

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: Dulcie Hollyock Room, Ground Floor, Baillieu Library.

Presenters: Satu Alakangas (Liaison Librarian, Law) and Sarah Charing (Liaison Librarian, Architecture, Building and Planning). The University of Melbourne Library.

 

Click here for more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.


Pitch Your Thesis: ePoster Competition for Graduate Researchers

The ability to present your research in a succinct, imaginative and accessible way to broader audiences to facilitate engagement and impact is a vital skill for any researcher.

The Competition

Be in the running to win a $1,000, $500 or $250 gift card, and learn how to effectively communicate complex research to a general audience! Submission deadline: Sunday 13 August 2017. Interested? See the ePoster webpage for more information, guidelines and tips for terms and conditions.

The ePoster Awards Event:  Wednesday 23 August 2017, 4:00-5:00pm

Join us for refreshments as Awards are announced by Professor Dick Strugnell, A/Professor Inger Mewburn (Thesis Whisperer) and Simon Clews (Melbourne Engagement Lab, Melbourne CSHE). Vote for the Viewers’ Choice Award. Bookings essential for this event as places are limited.

Workshops. Learn to create an engaging ePoster.

Book your workshop seats now.

Keep it short, sharp and to the point: Working with text

  • Wednesday 2 August 2017, 10:00am–12:00pm
  • Tuesday 8 August 2017, 10:00am–12:00pm (repeat)

Design your ePoster: Make it visual

  • Thursday 3 August 2017, 10:00am–11:00am
  • Wednesday 9 August 2017, 1:00pm–2:00pm (repeat, webinar)

Create your ePoster with PowerPoint

  • Friday 4 August 2017, 1:00pm–2:00pm
  • Monday 7 August 2017, 4:00pm–5:00pm (repeat, webinar)


Researcher @Library Week 2017 program launched

A week of workshops, exhibitions, seminars, tours, data tech sessions, Thesis Whisperer, an ePoster competition, and a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Discover services and tools to support your research practice, learn tips to effectively communicate your research to wider audiences, and explore the University of Melbourne’s unique research collections.

Browse the full program and book your seats now.

 

 

 


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